Aleksandr Vasilevsky

1895 - 1977

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Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Vasilevsky (Russian: Александр Михайлович Василевский) (30 September 1895 – 5 December 1977) was a Soviet career-officer in the Red Army who attained the rank of Marshal of the Soviet Union in 1943. He served as the Chief of the General Staff of the Soviet Armed Forces (1942–1945) and Deputy Minister of Defense during World War II, and as Minister of Defense from 1949 to 1953. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aleksandr Vasilevsky has received more than 788,638 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Aleksandr Vasilevsky is the 148th most popular military personnel (down from 141st in 2019), the 139th most popular biography from Russia (down from 133rd in 2019) and the 10th most popular Russian Military Personnel.

Aleksandr Vasilevsky was a Soviet Field Marshal who is most famous for leading the Red Army to victory in the Battle of Stalingrad during World War II.

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Among military personnels, Aleksandr Vasilevsky ranks 148 out of 2,058Before him are Hamilcar Barca, Zhou Yu, Pyotr Bagration, José de San Martín, Draža Mihailović, and Louis-Alexandre Berthier. After him are Ludwig Beck, Raymond IV, Count of Toulouse, Chūichi Nagumo, Antipater, Paul Tibbets, and Pittacus of Mytilene.

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Among people born in 1895, Aleksandr Vasilevsky ranks 26Before him are Nikolai Yezhov, Sergei Yesenin, Ludvík Svoboda, Cristóbal Balenciaga, Folke Bernadotte, and Paul Hindemith. After him are Semyon Timoshenko, Anastas Mikoyan, Gerhard Domagk, Cemal Gürsel, Ragnar Frisch, and Rudolph Valentino. Among people deceased in 1977, Aleksandr Vasilevsky ranks 13Before him are Stefania Turkewich, Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, Ludwig Erhard, René Goscinny, Roberto Rossellini, and Jacques Prévert. After him are Makarios III, Alexey Stakhanov, Kurt Schuschnigg, Anaïs Nin, Ernst Bloch, and Joan Crawford.

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Among people born in Russia, Aleksandr Vasilevsky ranks 139 out of 3,761Before him are Alexei Rykov (1881), Anna Pavlovna of Russia (1795), Dmitry Donskoy (1350), Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia (1897), Pyotr Bagration (1765), and Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (1899). After him are Nikolai Lobachevsky (1792), Arnold Sommerfeld (1868), Vladimir Vysotsky (1938), Mily Balakirev (1837), Georgi Plekhanov (1856), and Walther Funk (1890).


Among military personnels born in Russia, Aleksandr Vasilevsky ranks 10Before him are Yevgeny Prigozhin (1961), Alexander Suvorov (1730), Ivan Konev (1897), Mikhail Tukhachevsky (1893), Vasily Chuikov (1900), and Pyotr Bagration (1765). After him are Semyon Budyonny (1883), Felix Steiner (1896), Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Andrey Vlasov (1901), Gotthard Heinrici (1886), and Valery Gerasimov (1955).